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    July 19, 2011
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to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. a manhunt continues for the gunman who shot and wounded 2 chicago police officers ... good afternoon i am steve sanders ... and i'm dina bair welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on the aegean america and on the web. >>julian crews has a live report from stroger hospital ... >>the search for the missing gunman continues on a west side of chicago it has been 12 hours
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since the gunman opened fire on the officers and the garfield park neighborhood a heavy police presence is near the willcox and karloff intersection ... some people of been taken into temporary custody for questioning ... these officers were making a drug stop before 11:00 last night a suspect and then pulled a gun and fired multiple shots one officer was grazed in the head and took another bullet in the arm the other officer gunshot just behind his ear ... if the shooter quickly fled the scene police are working hard to find this gunman ... >>we have a massive amount officers here in the neighborhood searching we are recovering evidence from the scene and the investigation is continuing ... >>one of the officers is believed to have returned fire is not clear if the gunman himself was wounded ... at
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stroger hospital this is the latest ... >>in a second shooting involving police last night officers killed the gunman who went to people in front of south side restaurant police said the two officers saw a gun and shoot the men outside a herald's chicken restaurant on the 9100 block of south ashland avenue about 1:00 a.m. the gunman ran in during the chase the officers say that he pointed a gun at them all the officers opened fire killing 80 year-old perris mercer jr. the other two men were treated and released from hospital ... >>a man will be arraigned today for killing a young woman from south suburban statereger.. 18 year-old danielle dennis towne was on a trip to north carolina with her childhood
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friend 19 year-old and rico lisa hanneman escrow he is now charged with her death relatives said that her body was found in the trunk of his car 300 mi. away in virginia danielle's a recent honors graduate of bloom trial high school in chicago heights she was preparing to attend college this fall ... >>the dupage county sheriff's office promises new developments this week and an unsolved murder from 1985 kristina wesselman was 15 and walking home from a local grocery store in unincorporated dupage county when a man raped her and stabbed to death the state's attorney's office says that no one has been charged with wesselman's murder but there will release new details at a news conference thursday marking the 26th anniversary of her death ... >>today's date 3 of a blistering temperature run and forecasters say selig and it worse nancy loo reports live that tomorrow and excessive heat watch will go into effect for all of the city
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and suburbs ... >>lather on the sunscreen to plenty of fluids and try to avoid too much exposure to the heat outdoors ... the young and the elderly are the most vulnerable but even the fattest people among us can be affected ... >>stroger hospital is setting up special services for people affected by the heat and there are also several cooling centers ... >> >>officials say head trauma killed the two experienced sailors during their race to mackinac ... >>their boat capsized late sunday when a storm had northern michigan near fox island it people were thrown into the water six were rescued including
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two teenagers the boat's skipper 51 year-old mark morley and 41 year-old suzanne bickle died both of them are from saginaw michigan ... >>an independent arbitrator has ruled the governor quinn cannot stop state employees from receiving raises ... >>30,000 workers were supposed to receive a 2 percent raise beginning july 1st governor quinn refused initially said the legislature did not appropriate the $75 million necessary to pay the employees but the arbitrator ruled that clan is in violation of union agreement he ordered him to start paying the increase with an axe 30 days including back pay and the governor's office says he will appeal that ... governor quinn begins a six day visit to israel today the jewish united front of mr. baden chicago is paying for that trap he plans to meet with israeli leaders and visit a motorola factory and an electric car plant here will also sign an agreement between israeli and
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illinois university's and a so- called sister likes agreement between lake michigan and the sea of galilee ... chicago's inner-city department mayor emanuel says the office of new americans is being created to support immigrant communities the office will help immigrants of access city services and education and start new businesses emanuel says the long-term goal is to make chicago the world's most immigrant from the city ... we have
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must go ... inside the hearing a man who was apparently carrying shaving cream attacked cam who was not hurt rupert murdoch's wife sitting behind him appear to tour software that attacker the man was quickly arrested during his testimony for iraq denied feeling responsible for legal phone hacking carried out by news corp. employees. he also said he has seen no evidence that 911 victims in the united states were victims of phone hacking by his employees and he does not leave it happened at all ... >>former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead by police at his home in london it was hoare who first claimed that the paper's editor andy coulson encourage phone hacking on crime victims and celebrities london police have not given a cause of death if pesetas not suspicious sean hoare was reportedly battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol ... if florida teenager accused
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of killing his parents and then hosting a party at their home is being held without bail 17 year- old tyler hadley was arrested late sunday on two counts of first-degree murder police say he beat his mother and father to death with a hammer on saturday before hosting a party for as many as 60 people at the family home in port st. lucie police got a tip early sunday and when they arrived at the home they found the bodies in a bedroom covered by cal's books and files ... philadelphia eagles' star quarterback michael vick is expected to be on capitol hill today to put to support for bill to crack down on supporters a dogfight the new legislation would strengthen penalties conspectus a dog and cockfights michael vick will be joined by the head of the main society wayne pachella ... the debt problem will be the subject of a vote on capitol hill today the republican controlled house will take a bill dubbed the cut cap and balance act the legislation
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would slash billions of dollars put in place strict limits on future spending, and forces the house and senate to approve a constitutional amendment requires a balanced budget the bill does not stand a chance in the democrat-controlled senate and the obama administration says that president would veto it. >>the space shuttle atlantis and docked from the international space station early this morning to start its final descent home both crews said their goodbyes yesterday the atlantis crew left an american flag flown on the very first shuttle behind the flag will be presented to the first americans to return to the space station the shuttle is expected to touch down at the kennedy space center on their stay ... is a balloonnter this thursday ...
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bounty hunter leonard hypatia plans to sue casey anthony ... the idea expects to file his civil suit in the next couple of weeks ... >>the skydiving miss havoc at 1 i phone survivedhap one iphone s
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at the right price. liberty mutual auto insurance -- responsibility. what's your policy? this is angie lau for bloomberg news ... right now stocks are an rally mode thanks to strong earnings and better expected
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reports from ibm and coca-cola ... housing starts in the united states rose more than forecast last month of nearly 15% that's the fastest pace in five months thanks to the surge in multifamily dwellings ... builders are starting to seem more demand in some areas all eyes are on news corp. today rupert murdoch and his son james murdock are testifying in london today in front of parliament investors are liking what they heard from murdoch generally shares of news corp. are up more than 5 percent right now after he said he was shocked shamed and appalled learning about the allegations of the journalists hacking into the voice mail of a murdered school girl ... he agree to work with
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police and future investigations ... >>jennifer lopez and marc anthony may be splitting up but a popular department store chain may help them get back together ... lopez remains committed to launching a fashion line at kohl's with her husband ... telecommuters say that they are happier and healthier with less stress when they work from home ... 86 percent said they are more productive from home ... chicago and the rest of the country is baking in the heat but it's having an affect on food prices ...
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>>that's not good for corn the heat wave is triggering another rise in commodities corn prices are causing climbing once again today the corn crops are threatened by the excessive heat wave ... corn can impact the price of many foods.. the nation's second-largest book store chain cancelled its bankruptcy our action and is going into liquidation. borders says it couldn't find a buyer willing to keep it going so it's closing its doors 400 stores will close in nearly 11,000 jobs will be lost the company filed for bankruptcy in february after
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losing out to competitors bonds and noble and amazon and online book sales ... and you website let's illinois consumers shop for their electricity plug in illinois got work was launched this month by the state commerce commission it spells out exactly what 22 suppliers charge per kilowatt hour of electricity shoppers to buy one price alone will find a clear comparison but industry experts say the church does not compare quality of service list additional fees some companies charge for early termination or price incentives the company's offer for customer loyalty ... skydiver jarrett mckinny has no problem jumping out of a plane at 13,000 ft. probably because of of the parachute strapped to his back mckinney's i phone 4 however did not have to parachute as it fell out of his pocket during a recent jump the phone and it up on top of a building about half a mile from where he landed he used a gps
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tracking application to find it and it actually still worked the glass touchscreen is shattered but mckinny can still make and receive his calls ... ahead in the medical watch what you might want to add to your diet if you are looking to lower your bread pressure tom, check this out. good gravy, bill. our insurance company doesn't have anything like it. magnificent, isn't it? with progressive it's easy to cover all of your favorite rides. progressive has truck insurance? number one in truck and motorcycle. is that a golf cart? yep. we0also cover rvs boats, atvs. anything0else i can help you with? can i take a ride? you need a ticket -- i'm first! and that's by the water slide. okay. no(running. oh, dear. save on all your rides. now, that's progressive. call or click today. every day you live with the pain
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of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis could be another day you're living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you by asking your rheumatologist about humira. for many adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis humira has been proven to help relieve pain and stop joint damage. humira's use in patients with ra has been evaluated in multiple studies during the past 14 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events can occur such as, infections, lymphoma or other types of cancer blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are
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common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b are prone to infections, or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. make today the day you talk to your rheumatologist. and ask how you can defend against and help stop further joint damage with humira. a man has sentenced this morning to a long prison term for beating a c p s student to death ... monica schneider has a live report ... >>16 year-old fenger high-school student teheran albert was killed in a mob beating that
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got wired attention ... >>the infamous video of the dairy and albert beating we after except it 32 yearshave to expect the sentence i was expecting all along our one ... >>when we have no values as parents we sent a certain byproduct of that out to the streets through our children ... >>mrs. our byrd said some positives have come from this terrible experience ... the fifth and final defendant
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and this case will learn his cakfate at the end of the month ... >>the department of children and family services will allow catholic charities to take on new foster care cases ... even though the group refuses to honor the state's new civil unions law catholic charities has a policy that bars it same- sex couples from becoming foster parents in court yesterday both sides agree to let cafeteria's take on new cases at least for a few weeks a hearing is scheduled for mid august to determine whether the group can continue our from foster care services over the long term ... fish more than 1600 licenses have been issued for civil unions since the state's new law went into effect june 1st about half of those licenses were issued in cook county women edged out the man with female couples accounting for more than 51
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percent of new licenses the oldest applicant for civil unions license was 93 years old ... it's designed to encourage people to help save the lives of others governor quinn signed a bill that will give legal protections to people who perform cpr on sudden victims of architects or cardiac arrests despite not being trained to do so before only people who are certified in cpr could have legal protections ... record crowds turned out for yesterday's grand opening of cook county's first casino the rivers casino in des plaines opened its doors yesterday people waited in long lines for the chance to get inside across the border in rosemont people like to direct traffic and casino visitors away from trying to park and a lot of local businesses in the 20-some people back in a casino that was enough to fill every game position three times over ... we mourn
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the death of bob trendler who died of natural causes at his home in florida at the age of 99 we here at wgn will miss him ... how would you like to buy a home in illinois where beach boy brian william wilson once liftwilson once lived ... the house is located in st. charles in crane road estates it has five bedrooms and six full bathrooms and two and a half bathrooms it also has an outdoor pool but probably the coolest thing about it is it as a recording studio underground brian wilson wrote and recorded most of his imagination album they're back in 1998 the price tag is 1.4 $9 million brian
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there is a slight brake especially along the lake today ... but where and for it with the heate're in for it with the heat.. what is the father coming and along the lake this is a fascinating time lapse ... the buildings on lake shore drive
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look like a row of small mountains ... we have shifted wind to the northeast bringing the clear off the water and with two points in the '70s we have instant fog we have been lucky so far we have been missing the storm clusters this incredible dom of heat drives the u.s. rather pattern weather pattern there was a good cluster that came ashore in michigan and hit parts of indiana last night ... the next system is queuing up to the northwest with weather watches in a fact in that area ... people in st. joseph county in michigan had rainfall totals we
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could use some in our area which is desperately drive north of the city will keep an eye on the storms one of the models and has the storms swiping parts of our area but as the heat builds the air gets pushed up way into the atmosphere in that inhabits the cooling of the air as it rises through the atmosphere ... i am going to lay out these heat advisories' watches and warnings covering 22 states there will be @g@gmore for the big cities of the east coast@g as the heat wave @gexpands eastward ... the heat intersects the jet stream near minnesota and wisconsin ... we go into a solid caping situation when the air is so warm the storms will blow up tomorrow and thursday allowing temperatures to take off ... daytime heat can
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produce thunderstorms into the weekend we will keep an eye on that we can sure use that main we just don't want to get too much of it or have an extreme condition ... the affect of the lake breeze is blowing 70 and 80 degree temperatures inland but the heat wave is meeting that and the heat indices are triple digits all through the western suburbs midway is at 99 degrees 100 at o'hare that's the heat index number ... the choleric is backing and just a little bit but it is blazingly hot away from the lake look at how much of the midwest has triple digit heat index
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temperatures ... we have a slight break here in this city today but the people wash back over the whole area tomorrow ... this is the view from sheboygan wisconsin ... here are the wisconsin temperatures: and our illinois temperatures ... the heat indices are in the '80s ... but
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it is 90 degrees at o'hare ... we're 90 at midway and 79 degrees.. ... the ring of fire will continue ... and there is a tropical storm off of the east coast but that's a sign that hurricane season is under way ... it is blazing heat in the western suburbs ... in the 1990's that he'd wave we had was so deadly because the temperatures stayed hot overnight and this situation has all the earmarks of that situation once again ... there
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are cooling centers around the city the heat will go into the 100 us tomorrow ... and also thursday ... the big hot air dom is coming at us the upper winds turn northwesterly next week the 10 day outlook has the heat rebuilding again next week much later ... we have seen indications in the climate data that the wet springs turnaround in summer and bring us a lot of heat ... fog along the lake hot
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sunshine inland ... tonight partly cloudy hazy and monday with an isolated thunderstorm temperatures in the low 80s tomorrow sunshine with an intensive heat watch ... the heat index will be between one of five-112 degrees ... we expect to be at 99 degrees very dangerous. don't get out there and exert yourselves stay hydrated and seek shelter be smart about the heat ...
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today's trivia question is: what clout is associated with tornado formation?
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during this nine gain road trip against central division opponents they are off to a good start taking 2 of 3 from the detroit tigers ... beginning a three games at the royals in kansas city last night the sox were up 1-0 in the third when paul0p konerko doubles into the gap in left-center aramis ramirez stores 4 paul konerko 69th run batted in the third best and the american league the casey royals tied it at two but the sox came back with the two
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in the sixth they go on to win 5-2 still for a half games back ... the trade deadline is two weeks away and the cubs most valuable player says he is staying put aramis ramirez says the trade would be tough on his family and he has earned the right to use his new trade because the cubs are starting a three game series against the national league best fillies scoreless in the first aramis ramirez with a line shot just over the basket in left-center his 17th homer of the year the cubs are 3-1 in the fifth on the phillies ace roy halladay was pulled due to the heat cubs were up 5-1 in the seventh carlos pena hit a solo home run to deep center his 20th of the year and 250th of his career the cubs beat the phillies 6-1 ... >>the nfl lockout could be over soon the legal team executives yesterday to be prepared to learn the details of a new labor
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agreement during a special meeting on thursday the nfl players association will meet today to discuss the new cba and reforming the union the new deal reportedly gives players about 48 percent of revenue reduces money paid to rookies and implements a $120 million salary cap free agency could start as early as monday ... that's a look at sports your life illinois lottery drawing is next ... good afternoon these other midday winning numbers for tuesday july 19, 2011 ... we are looking at the pick three winning numbers: 0 8 1 it's time to play pick forur and the
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retired nfl players may be more vulnerable to alzheimer's disease. researchers report retired nfl players are more likely than men who did not play football to develop mild cognitive impairment a form of dementia that can lead to alzheimer's. if the memory loss may be linked to repetitive head trauma but unlike other types of brain damage associated with football related injuries the researchers say the impairment they found can be caused by a much lower impact tests ... despite guidelines calling for pediatricians to target kids at risk for obesity is ... overweight teenagers often miss screening obese teenagers do have higher rates of screening for nutrition and exercise and emotional distress but those who are overweight but not get obese are no more likely to get a
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doctor's advice and normal weight teen's researchers writing in the journal pediatrics say overweight teenagers could benefit most from screening and preventive measures ... changing your diet to lower blood pressure isn't new but a specific diet change may help researchers suggest replacing cards with soy protein or low-fat dairy and a new study researchers followed three and 50 people with mild hypertension when group took a daily complex carbohydrates supplement well to other groups took a sort pertain or a milk protein supplement the carbohydrate supplement had no measurable impact on blood pressure but the other two groups dropped two points lowering blood pressure can reduce a person's risk of stroke ... every day you live with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis could be another day you're living with joint damage. help stop the damage before it stops you
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[wmaq video from 1967.. harry volkman weather forecast..] who was that handsome man? harry volkman spent 45 of his 55 years
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on television forecasting chicagos whether including right here on wgn. harry is known for his trademark boutonnieres presented to him by schoolchildren that he would visit as well as his swooshes ... and his kind on-air personality than the legendary meteorologist is out with a new book titled the whatever the weather: my life and times as a tv weatherman and he joins me now to talk about it ... >>hera you are such a delight to have around i love seeing you here and at all the events we run into each other at ... i was in the seventh grade and i visited you at channel 5 ... i used to call you with weather
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reports from my home and aurora ... you gave a friend of mine a colleague guidance on how to get into the profession ... harry our profession is full of legions of people who can trace back to you guidance on how to get into the meteorological profession ... >>i was surprised at how many comments i have gotten from people all over the country who had things to say about me ... >>you have always been the dean of television weather forecasters and meteorologist you received a meteorological society award for one of the best tv meteorologist said the country ... you have an amazing career ... and your proof many
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of us with endorsements ... among the many factors in your cap ... you put the first u.s. tornado warning on the air when you were working at a station in oklahoma city in 1952 ... i did that under orders of my boss not on my own ... in those days the air force developed these techniques for forecasting such storms and broadcasters were not supposed to even say the word tornado ... there was a hard-nosed chief of the weather bureau in washington d.c. and the news that we did not have a hard and fast method
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of forecasting tornadoes ... so rather than scare people and put out all these four of false alarms he would not authorize weather services to issue weather warnings or tornado forecasts but the air force and form to their bases on their own independently of the national weather service back and ... and these unheralded tornadoes were causing so much damage especially at these airfields' ... one day the boss of the air wing at tinker and oklahoma city ordered the national weather service to come up with a scheme to do an analog kind of
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forecast and check out all those conditions for going into the predictions and was a sensible approach at that time and some of these techniques hold up for analysis at this time and our work ... my boss said that a tornado alert was being issued and my boss insisted we put it on the air ... the people were living on the base or road are getting this information and we felt my boss felt why should our viewers and their families living off base not receive the same warnings ... i had just arrived
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from tulsa another station where i was working and my new boss in oklahoma city had been a captain in the navy and he commanded me to put that out ... he sent out a reporter someone we knew named frank mcgee from the today show of later fame he bootlegged to report and send it into the station i tag up with him and put it on the air and did it in a way that wasn't designed to scare the people ...
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it used to be that the mere mention of the word tornado sent people into cardiac arrest ... let me ask you something harry you a always dreamed of doing the weather and what drove this interest was your moms and fear fear of thunderstorms ... she was a widow raising four little boys i was the youngest and i was very close to her we all slept in the same beds she would get up and get dressed when she saw the storms no matter what time ... should say that if a storm
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struck house and firemen had to arrive she needed to be presentable ... the '30's heat waves much like the ones we are having now were terrible and those dust bowl days i used to watch the thermometer religiously we had a man side of every window ... but that 1938 hurricane in new england made me make up my mind about getting into the profession ... harry i. we could go on for hours but i want people to read your book you have to get it online we will give you a link to harry's e- mail address you have to order from him directly ... go to wgn tv.com/midday
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and now the answer to today's trivia question: what cloud is associated with tornado formation? the answer cumulonimbus. we are looking at mid the 90 degree temperatures in the long- term forecast ... intensive heat tomorrow we will be talking about that ... >>have a great afternoon remember we are back at 5 and then again at 9 stay cool everyone..